2003: Master's Degree in Design and Management of Advanced Records Systems (Master in progettazione e gestione di sistemi documentari avanzati) - University of Urbino
1995: Degree in Archival Science, Palaeography and Diplomatics (Diploma di Archivistica, Paleografia e Diplomatica) - Bologna State Archives School
1992: Degree in Arts and Philosophy (Laurea in Lettere e Filosofia) - University of Bologna
- ARM path liaison
- Dean's Advisory Group
- Awards Committee
- Information Services Committee
Professor Foscarini is interested in exploring the relationship between information management and organizational cultures. Her teaching and research also involve studying the form and function of contemporary records through diplomatics and genre theory.
Professor Foscarini's research project entitled "Global Dimensions of Information Culture" is funded through the Connaught New Researcher Award. Its goal is to develop an 'information culture survey tool' that will be used as a conceptual and practical framework to analyze attitudes towards managing information and records in multi-national private sector organizations.
- Records management
- Functional approach to records classification and archival appraisal
- Organizational cultures and recordkeeping
- Diplomatics and genre studies
- Digital preservation.
Foscarini, F. "Diplomatics and Genre Theory as Complementary Approaches." Archival Science 12, 4 (December 2012): 389-409.
Foscarini, F. "Understanding Functions: An Organizational Culture Perspective." Records Management Journal 22, 1 (2012): 20-36.
Foscarini, F. "Understanding the Context of Records Creation and Use. 'Hard' versus 'Soft' Approaches to Records Management." Archival Science 10, 4 (December 2010): 389-407.
Foscarini, F. "La clasificación de documentos basada en funciones: comparación de la teoría y la práctica." [Function-based Records Classification: Comparing Theory and Practice] /Tabula/ 13 (2010): 41-58.
Foscarini, F. “Cosa sappiamo in realtà delle funzioni? Una rilettura critica dell’approccio alla selezione e scarto dei documenti basato sulle funzioni.” Archivi & Computer 2-3 (2007): 97-111.
Foscarini, F. "InterPARES 2 and the Records-Related Legislation of the European Union." Archivaria 63 (Spring 2007): 121-136.
Foscarini, F. “Records Classification and Functions: An Archival Perspective.” Knowledge Organization 33, 4 (2006): 188-198.
Foscarini, F. and Oliver G., "The Information Culture Challenge: Moving Beyond OAIS." 9th International Conference on Preservation of Digital Objects (iPRES) 2011, Toronto, October 1-5, 2012.
Foscarini, F. “The Functional Approach: Myth or Reality?” Association of Canadian Archivists (ACA) 2011 Annual Conference. Toronto, June 2-4, 2011.
Foscarini, F., “Diplomatics and Genre Theory as Complementary Disciplines.” Association of Canadian Archivists (ACA) 2011 Annual Conference. Toronto, June 2-4, 2011.
Foscarini, F. “The Role of Records Classification in an Electronic Environment.” Coloquio Internacional Gestión de Archivos y Administración Electrónica de Documentos (CIGAED) [International Colloquium on Archives and Electronic Records Management], Caracas (Venezuela), March 23-25, 2011.
Foscarini, F. "What do We Know about Functions? A Critical Review of the Functional Approach to Records Appraisal." International Conference “Appraisal in the Digital World,” Rome, Accademia dei Lincei, 15-16 November 2007.
Foscarini, F. “Issues of Digital Preservation in the Legislation of the European Union. The findings of the InterPARES Project Policy Cross-Domain.” Annual Conference of the Association of Canadian Archivists (ACA), St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador, June 28-July 1, 2006.
Foscarini, F., Oliver G., Ilerbaig, J., Krumrei, K. "Preservation Cultures: Developing a Framework for a Culturally Sensitive Digital Preservation Agenda." Proceedings of the UNESCO Conference: The Memory of the World in the Digital Age: Digitization and Preservation. Vancouver, September 26-28, 2012. UNESCO 2013: 419-430.
Foscarini, F. “The European Central Bank: Towards an Integrated Records and Archives Management Programme.” In Zwischen analog und digital – Schriftgutverwaltung als Herausforderung für Archive. Beiträge zum 13. Archivwissenschaftlichen Kolloquium der Archivschule Marburg, Veröffentlichungen der Archivschule Marburg, Nr. 49 (Marburg, 2009): 207-220.
Oliver, G. and Foscarini F. “Corporate Recordkeeping: New Challenges for Digital Preservation” – accepted for inclusion in the Proceedings of the 8th International Conference on Preservation of Digital Objects (iPRES) 2011, Singapore, November 1-4, Oliver, G. and Foscarini F. “Corporate Recordkeeping: New Challenges for Digital Preservation.” Proceedings of the 8th International Conference on Preservation of Digital Objects (iPRES) 2011, Singapore, November 1-4, 2011
Foscarini, F., Kim Y., Lee C.A., Mehler A., Oliver G., and Ross S. "On the Notion of Genre in Digital Preservation." In Chanod J.-P. et al. (eds.) Proceedings of the Dagstuhl Seminar 10291 on Automation in Digital Preservation, Schloss Dagstuhl, 18-23 July 2010.
Foscarini, F. “Function-Based Records Classification Systems: An Exploratory Study of Records Management Practices in Central Banks” (June 2009).
Foscarini, F. “La Banca d'Italia e i suoi archivi” (December 2003).
Degree Thesis (Tesi di Laurea)
Foscarini, F. "Francesco Stelluti Accademico Linceo (1577-1653)" (March 1992).